Man Hit With Bat, Critically Injured In Fight After Adult Recreational Baseball Game

WWJ News
June 15, 2020 - 10:24 am
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(WWJ) The Oakland County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an assault during a brawl on a baseball field left a 31-year-old man hospitalized.

Deputies responded at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday to Aaron Perry Park, off Edison St. near Marquette St. in Pontiac, on a report of a large fight between several people. 

When deputies arrived they found a Pontiac man lying on the ground on the baseball field, bleeding heavily from a head wound, the sheriff's office said. 

Witnesses told investigators that there was a baseball game between two Pontiac teams that are part of an adult recreational baseball league. At the end of the game, several people began to argue, witnesses said, things escalated and the victim was assaulted with a baseball bat.

None of the witnesses were able to identify the suspect, deputies said, and the victim was also unable to name the person who hit him with the bat. 

The victim was taken by EMS to McLaren Hospital where he was listed in "critical but stable condition," according to the sheriff's office report. Detectives tried to interview the victim at the hospital but were unable to do so because of his injuries, officials said. His name was not released.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information can call the OCOS at 248-858-5001, or the Crime Stoppers antonymous tip line at 1-800-SPEAK UP (1-800-773-2587).